Why Mindfulness

Mindfulness has many benefits, including providing relief from depression.  

Depression affects roughly 10% of the U.S. adult population each year, and it is estimated that approximately 17% of the U.S. population will suffer from a major depressive episode at some point in their lifetime.”
The Companion Care to the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry

Depression affects about 20% of adults ages 65 and older.
Harvard Health Publishing

While many people seek help from counselors and prescribed medications for relief, studies show that some depression can be effectively treated with meditation, exercise, music, deep breathing, and volunteering.

Meditation is a proven method for calming the mind, reducing anxiety and depression. 

Dr. John W. Denninger, director of research at the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind-Body Medicine at Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital says that meditation has been found to change certain brain regions that are specifically linked with depression.

A 2016 study in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry reports that breathing maybe even more effective than anti-depressant medication for some patients.

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